Julio Urias draws easy comparisons to Fernando Valenzuela, and his minor league stats mirror Clayton Kershaw's. The Dodgers hope Urias is just himself.
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Candace Parker scored 22 points, including two free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining, to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 77-72 on Thursday night.
First team All-NBA
LeBron James was named to his 10th career All-NBA first-team. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and DeAndre Jordan each earned the first-team honors for the first time. Back-to-back MVP Steph Curry earned his second nod.
Court records in Los Angeles show Khloe Kardashian again filed for divorce from former NBA player Lamar Odom on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences.
Julio Urias -- one of the Dodgers' top pitching prospects -- is set to make his major league debut. Here's a look at how the team scouted him.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Can't wait to see Julio Urias make his major league debut on Friday, at age 19. Against the Mets. At Citi Field. That's all. The only other teenager to start a game in the past 25 seasons has been Felix Hernandez. Urias is widely considered the second-best pitching prospect in the game and had a 1.10 ERA at Triple-A, although he never threw 90 pitches there.
In his first return to Citi Field since last season's playoffs, Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley expects a hostile reception from Mets fans.
Dodgers de Los Angeles suben a mexicano Julio Urías
Cuando debute el viernes ante los Mets, será solamente uno de la impresionante serie de jugadores jóvenes que están comenzando a hacer que el futuro de los Dodgers luzca como uno brillante. Leer
Los Angeles Times beat writer Bill Shaikin joins Mason and Ireland to discuss the Dodgers super prospect Julio Urias.
Andrew Han ESPN Writer
The NBA announced on Thursday that DeAndre Jordan was selected to the All-NBA First Team and Chris Paul to the All-NBA Second Team. It is Jordan's second selection to the All-NBA squad (Third Team, 2014-15) and he becomes just the third second-round draftee to make an All-NBA First Team. This is Paul's sixth selection to the All-NBA roster and third Second Team appearance.
At least three Pac-12 quarterbacks appear as shoo-ins to reach the 3,000-yard plateau. Who will join them? A team-by-team look.
Rams still have holes to fill
The Rams are in Los Angeles and have their QB on board, but not everything is peachy. Field Yates notes there are still defensive holes that must be filled. Upcoming decisions (Insider)
Stephen Curry (unanimous selection), LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and DeAndre Jordan have made the All-NBA First Team, the league announced Thursday.
Will 'Julio-mania' begin now that the pitching prospect is scheduled to make his debut in the major leagues?
You'd think 33 wins over three seasons would make a coach untouchable. Not so at Oregon, where Mark Helfrich is on less stable ground than his peers.
The Dodgers are calling up super-prospect pitcher Julio Urias to make his MLB debut. Should fantasy owners "call him up" to their teams? Tommy Rancel breaks it down.
When top prospect Julio Urias makes his MLB debut Friday, it will be one more in a string of young Dodgers who are making the future look bright.
Angels a match for Matt Moore?
Tampa Bay has a surplus of starting pitching, which means Moore could be shopped in exchange for a bat. Jim Bowden sees Los Angeles as a logical trade partner. Top trade candidates, best fits (Insider)
Dodgers a match for Sonny Gray?
Due to the shoulder injury that sent him to the DL, it's unlikely that Gray will get enough starts before the trade deadline to rebuild his value. However, the A's could still look to deal him, and the Dodgers wouldn't be afraid to make a move, Jim Bowden writes. Top trade candidates, best fits (Insider)
C.J. Wilson eyeing mid-June return
Wilson (shoulder) began his rehab assignment on Wednesday, giving up five hits and a run in four-plus innings for the Inland Empire 66ers. The left-hander said he hopes to return to the majors in the first two weeks of June. “I still feel like I have a long way to go to be the pitcher I want to be," Wilson said. Orange County Register
Scully turns down All-Star request
Fox Sports told legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully that they would accommodate him if he wanted to broadcast any of this summer's All-Star game in San Diego, but he declined the invitation. Sports Illustrated
Veteran wideout Wes Welker says he still hasn't decided whether or not to hang up his cleats for good.
The Dodgers have called up top prospect Julio Urias, who has been hailed as the next Fernando Valenzuela. He'll make his major league debut Friday against the New York Mets.
Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer
Top Dodgers prospect Julio Urias will make his major league debut Friday in a start at New York against the Mets. The 19-year old left-hander is 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA in 8 outings (7 starts) at AAA Oklahoma City. Friday's scheduled starter Alex Wood was scratched with triceps soreness.